MommyCon DC 2016

So I attended MommyCon! 

It was intense and I am 6 months pregnant and my helpful ,energetic 5 year old Princess was my helper for the day  *wipes sweat off my brow because she really is great and helps mommy so much*. 

MommyCon started at 9am on a Saturday and my Gawd was that a thing. I swear it is the hottest of days right now and I work full time and did I mention I’m growing a young king … But we got there in time 🙂 Because I was excited and I have that adult timed sleep schedule that awakes me at 6:30 am regardless if it’s the weekend or not. 

The giveaways made it worthwhile for me we came in and spent at least two hours engaging vendors and being loaded down with goodies! MOM’s Organic Market was there fueling our snacking needs. Tons of baby brands that it would be impossible to name and Liv scoped out a new vendor Whole Life Services and per her love for squishy things that allow her to create just had to have some Aroma Doh. The Momma owner, Angel was really amazing to chat with. Definitely check out their goodies! Once Liv and I concluded the vendor area and received our gift bags we headed to a few of the sessions.

My favorite sessions were baby wearing which I really look forward to mastering this time around.


Another fave was the cloth diapering session. I had a few in rotation with Liv ,but it’s important to me to that I utilize a large stash of reusable diapers for my son. This will be optimal for his health and our carbon footprint as a family. I met some wonderful ladies that Are skilled in placenta encapsulation. Have any of you warrior moms taken your placentas home? I’m so fascinated by the journeys of new life.

Cotton Babies held a informative and motivating about the decision/ necessity to start a brand that provided a sustainable diapering option for babies. Not only is it way less chemicals on your developing nations child’s bum ,but it eliminates the extreme stress of diapering costs. The reality that some families stress over the decision of what to eat because of disposable diaper cost is sad and information must be shared to empower parents to cloth diaper regardless the brand. The owner even demonstrated a DIY demo to creating your own cloth diaper!


At the conclusion of the day their was a massive giveaway session. I won a few cloth diapers Yipee!!! 

With a young growing family and my passion about being a mommy I would definitely attend again. Sadly I’ve gotten word that DC may not be on next years tour schedule due to venue scheduling conflicts, and I’m not sure that I’d travel far for this event. 

WeLove

My superpower is that I am a portal between the spiritual and physical world! Being a mother is the most humbling, highest priority role of my life! To share life with other humans that you co created with the most high is magical! Our big girl is so perfect! She is kind and loving and very intelligent amongst so many other attributes. After 5 years of being nurtured by her parents with a homeschool/ unschool approach that has served her exceedingly well, we are just beaming that after quite an extensive process our Princess will be attending one of the top schools in Washington, DC. 

God favors my family and we are so open to all good things! We are beyond thrilled that this October our family is growing by two feet!!!!

Princess Liv will be a great big sister to her little brother!


Love! Love! Love! Love!

Now what will I call the blog?

WeLove Nature

DC outdoors is so good! 

It’s so amazing to live in a area that provides such a diverse entertainment scene. From the free museums , to swanky little restaurants to the ah- mazing outdoors DC does not lack “things to do”. Fletcher’s Cove is such a wonderful experience in Georgetown. 

Fishing, canoeing and the beautiful opportunity to connect with what matters can all be experienced in this beautiful space. 

C&O Canal has quite an interesting history so you just may learn something by taking a visit to this space.

Where does your family go to enjoy the outdoors?

WeLove Sunday at the Smithsonian

Words can’t express the delight in watching your child blossom. Watching your child choose activities that suit them and the joy they have while learning and engaging in their interest areas. Any opportunity for my child to manifest her greatness we are there. Liv has been attending Artful Afternoons at the Smithsonian and she loves it!


Each session highlights the work of a preselected artist. The children create at multiple stations throughout the school, using a variety of materials that are relevant to the work of the artist while inspiring the young artist to manifest on their own. To replenish their strength the  children conclude with a group snack time. So cute! So fun!

WeLove Play

Let me start by beaming about how the thrill of living in DC proper is a long awaited joy! Establishing goals that serve your family and cutting down on our commuting time is a wonderful feeling! This past Saturday we spent the majority of our early day on the playground! Kaboom & Playworks DC Hosted a wonderful day of play for the entire family! We have experienced so much rain lately that we were eager to get out and play with Mr. Golden Sun!


We value outdoor freedom, physical activity and children’s imagination. The fact that the new trend is to decrease/ eliminate recess for children is literally deplorable. #Rally4Recess had petitions on hand as well as a day of fun and healthy food for everyone. Sidewalk chalk, classic group games, and balls of all types was a nostalgic Saturday for me as a parent. 

Of course while at play everyone works up quite the appetite and Honest juice and DC Central Kitchen was on hand to feul us with wraps and fresh fruit. The bounty of apples and pears also kept us going. 


Sometimes we go for a over scheduled weekend with more running around then is necessary and this weekend we kept it classic with a day of outdoor recess. We had a blast!

WeLove Kites

  

 You see that kite waaaaay up there in the sky? Yes, that’s my baby kite work! 

While daddy was looking for a parking spot. Liv and I spread out our blanket and got all set up to admire, enjoy and fly her kites. It literally took forever for us to actually get going because I had attached the string to the wrong side ( they don’t teach you how to assemble a kite in school) Once we got the kite up we were really having a blast. This event is definitely one of our favorite Cherry Blossom happenings!  

WeLove Wild Kratts

My baby is most definitely a PBS kid! PBS is the only channel I feel comfortable really leaving the room and knowing that my child is being entertained and educated without any offensive content. One of her many favorites are the Wild Kratt brothers! Liv has her very own creature power suit and pretends to go on each adventure with the crew!  

 The amount accurate wildlife knowledge that my child has and her excitement to share it all brings so much joy to me. So when we found out the Wild Kratts were going to be live in DC us along with tons of other families quickly purchased tickets. After counting down for like what felt like forever… It was Showtime! Seeing the sheer light in her face made the moment perfect!    

 SN: Another beautiful part of PBS programming and Wild Kratts specifically is the representation of brown people. The brown girl power on the Wild Kratts is intentional and motivating. They have most definitely won our house over as true fans!